New Safety Test? No Problem for the 2018 GMC Acadia

By Justin Cupler | July 31st, 2018

The IIHS is constantly modifying its testing procedures to expose flaws in vehicles, and in 2018, it added the passenger-side small-overlap test. To become an IIHS Top Safety Pick, a vehicle must earn an “Acceptable” or “Good” rating in this test along with all the other requirements. The IIHS tested eight 2018 and 2019 SUVs, and the 2018 GMC Acadia was one of just three midsize SUVs to earn a “Good” rating in this new test.

This test simulates the vehicle clipping another vehicle or a stationary object with its front, passenger-side corner. After completing the simulated crash, researchers recover the battered crash-test dummy and check it for potential injuries. The 2018 Acadia performed admirably, allowing only 2 inches of cabin intrusion from the accident, which earned it a It a“Good” rating in structure. This is significant considering the worst performer in the class allowed a whopping 15 inches of intrusion.

After IIHS researchers examined the dummies, they found the Acadia kept injuries to a minimum, resulting in “Good” ratings in all four passenger-injury measures. The only area where the Acadia fell a touch short was passenger restraints and kinematics, but it still received an “Acceptable” rating.

This “Good” rating gives the 2018 Acadia “Good” ratings across the board on crash-safety ratings. It also received a “Superior” rating in the front-crash prevention test with the optional Forward Automatic Braking, which is part of the Technology Package.

Keep your passengers safe with the 2018 GMC Acadia. Stop by Garber Buick GMC Fort Pierce to test drive the 2018 Acadia. You can also check out our online inventory to see if we have the colors and options you need.

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